N6: Menthe

AIATSIS Code: 
N6
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Menthe

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
Manda
ISO 639-3 code
zma
Tindale name
Menthajangal
Thesaurus heading
Batjamal / Wogait language (N6) (NT SD52-07)
Thesaurus heading language
Menthe language N6
Tindale (1974)
Mendajangal
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
mand1416
Other sources
Manda, Menthe Yangal (the name for the people who own the Menthe language), Manthi Yangal, Murrinh Menthe (name used by Murrinh-patha speakers), Murrinh Mentherr [Top End Handbook] Mendhe, Menhdhe [Ford 2007]
Synonyms
Menhthe
Daktjerat
Murinwargad
Wagaid
Wagaidj
Wagait
Wagaitj
Wagatsch
Waggait
Waggate
Waggite
Waggote
Waggute
Wagite
Waogatsch
Wargad
Wodadj
Wogadj
Wogait
Wogaity
Wogatj
Wogaty
Wogite
Worgaid
Worgaidj
Worgait
Worgite
Menthajangal
Menthe Yangal
Manthi Yangal
Murrinh Menthe
Murrinh Mentherr
Mendajangal
Comment
Language comment
References

Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Tryon, D. T. 1974. Daly Family languages, Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-32. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
North of Daly River Mission near source of Reynolds River (Oates 1975:38). on the coast at Anson Bay on the south side of the river (Tryon 1974). On the Bonaparte Gulf coast from Red Cliff south to beyond Cape Scott; inland for about 10 miles (15 km.) to the inner margin of the coastal swamps; 7 on NW map (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
30 - 10? - - - - -
Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy Wagaydy Manda  
Dixon (2002)   DALY RIVER AREAL GROUP Western Daly subgroup* Menhthe Emmi/Merranunggu(=Warrgat) Ford (1998) further dialects Menhthe (close to Emmi)
Wurm (1994) Daly Bringen-Wagaydy   Manda  
Walsh (1981) Daly Bringgen-Wagaydy Wagaydy (Wogaidy) Manda  
Oates (1975) Daly Bringen-Wagadj Wagadj Manda  
Wurm (1972) Daly Brinken-Wagaty Wagaty Manda  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)